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The National Library of Education

This collection of historical education publications is provided by the library of the United States Department of Education, the National Library of Education. Included are historical publications of the U.S. Department of Education such as the annual Report of the Commissioner of Education and Bulletins.

The Report of the Commissioner of Education is an annual survey of the state of education in the United States, covering a range of topics on elementary and secondary education as well as postsecondary and adult education, including the education of minority groups, individuals with disabilities, and education systems internationally. The Bulletins include education statistics, indexes, bibliographies, directories, publications about libraries, and more. Also included in this digital collection are historical textbooks on the natural and social sciences, mathematics, history, geography, language learning, and English grammar and language instruction, as well as readers such as the Appletons' School Readers, the Baldwin and Bender's Readers, the Elson Readers, and the Merrill Readers. These items have been selected from the historical print collections of the National Library of Education, which are comprised of over 16,000 publications of the U.S. Department of Education and its predecessor agencies, more than 23,000 textbooks, mostly dating from the 18th to mid-20th century, some 14,000 monographs published prior to 1923, and 225 journal titles dating 1826-1979.

These resources are available to scholars by appointment by emailing AskaLibrarian@ED.gov.

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13
collections
797
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Year
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1962
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1956
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1951
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1947
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1946
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1935
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Topics & Subjects
182
English
165
Educational History
152
Language
138
Educational Policy
138
Reading
133
Educational Administration
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Creator
91
bureau of education
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united states bureau of education
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baldwin, james
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gray, william s.
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united states office of education
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sheldon jackson
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Language
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English
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German
3
Spanish
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French
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Greek
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Reports of the Commissioner of Education
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Reports of the Commissioner of Education
Bulletins
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131
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Bulletins
Education Directory
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26
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Education Directory
Biennial Survey of Education
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27
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443
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Biennial Survey of Education
Bulletins
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Topics: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Directories, Administrators, Public Officials, Federal...
Indexes
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232
VIEWS
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Indexes
Reports of the Commissioner of Education
by United States Bureau of Education
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Topics: John Eaton, Bureau of Education, Government Publication, Education Statistics, Educational History,...
Historical Textbooks
by Gray, William S.; Arbuthnot, May Hill
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Topic: Readers (Primary)--Textbooks
Bulletins
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Topics: Deans, Organizations (Groups), Government Libraries, Superintendents, Religious Education, Social...
Education Directory
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Topics: Higher Education, Directory
Bulletins
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Topics: Females, Deans, Philosophy, Organizations (Groups), Veterinary Medicine, Government Libraries,...
Bulletins
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Topics: Deans, Organizations (Groups), Veterinary Medicine, Jews, Superintendents, Parochial Schools,...
Reports of the Commissioner of Education
by United States Bureau of Education
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Topics: John Eaton, Bureau of Education, Government Publication, Education Statistics, Educational History,...
Historical Textbooks
by Bardwell, R.W.; Mabie, Ethel; Tressle, J.C.
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Topics: English, Language, Elementary
Historical Textbooks
by Knox, Warren; Stone, George; Meister, Morris; Noble, Doris
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Topics: Science, Animals, Plants, Tar Pits, Reptiles, Life, Electricity, Lightning, Batteries, Generators,...
Historical Textbooks
by Persing, Ellis C.; Peeples, Elizabeth, K
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Topics: Science, Pigeons, Canary, Gardens, Caterpillars, Flowers, Oak Trees, Squirrels, Pine Tree, Sky,...
Historical Textbooks
by Gray, William S.; Arbuthnot, May Hill
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Topics: Readers Speakers--1870-1950--Textbooks, Readers--Textbooks
Reports of the Commissioner of Education
by United States Bureau of Education
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Topics: Bureau of Education, Government Publication, Education Statistics, Educational History, Elementary...
Historical Textbooks
by Scott, Fred Newton; Southworth, Gordon A.
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Topics: English, Language, Writing, Grammar
Bulletins
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Topics: Females, Vocational Education, Organizations (Groups), Agriculture, Government Libraries,...
Historical Textbooks
by Bardwell, R.W.; Mabie, Ethel; Tressle, J.C.
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Topics: English, Language, Elementary
Historical Textbooks
by Robinson, Helen M.; Monroe, Marion; Artley, A. Sterl; Huck, Charlotte S.
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Topics: Readers--Textbooks, Reading (Elementary)--Textbooks, Readers (Elementary)--Textbooks,...
Bulletins
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Topics: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Directories, Public Officials, Federal Government, State...
Bulletins
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Topics: Libraries, Organizations (Groups), Government Libraries, Superintendents, Parochial Schools,...
Bulletins
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Topics: Deans, Organizations (Groups), Government Libraries, Superintendents, Religious Education, Social...
Historical Textbooks
by Persing, Ellis C.; Wildman, Edward E.
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Topics: Science, Ants, Wasps, Turtles, Crayfish, Trees, Mushrooms, Birds, Beavers, Muskrat, Bears, Milky...
Historical Textbooks
by Gray, William S.; Monroe, Marion; Artley, A. Sterl; Arbuthnot, May Hill
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Topics: Readers (Elementary)--Textbooks, Readers--1950---Textbooks
Historical Textbooks
by Elson, William H., Runkel, Lura E., Royster, James F.
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Topics: English, Language, Writing, Literature, Grammar
Bulletins
texts
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Topics: Organizations (Groups), Government Libraries, Superintendents, Parochial Schools, College...
Historical Textbooks
by Persing, Ellis C.; Hollinger, John A.
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Topics: Science, Birds, Mosquitoes, Insects, Wild Animals, Weather, Migration, Snakes, Telegraph, Atlantic...
Bulletins
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Topics: Deans, Organizations (Groups), Veterinary Medicine, Jews, Superintendents, Parochial Schools,...
Historical Textbooks
by Atwell, Robert King
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Topics: Mathematics, Geometry, Parallel Lines, Angles, Triangles, Circles, Areas, Factoring, Heron's Formula
Bulletins
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Topics: Deans, Organizations (Groups), Government Libraries, Superintendents, Religious Education, Social...
Historical Textbooks
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Topics: Crafts, Projects, Workshops
Reports of the Commissioner of Education
by United States Bureau of Education
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Topics: Bureau of Education, Government Publication, Education Statistics, Educational History, Elementary...
Historical Textbooks
by Raschen, J.F.L.; Fairfield, Erle
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Topics: Science, German, Anatomy, Anthropology, Aviation, Bacteriology, Biology, Botany, Chemistry,...
Reports of the Commissioner of Education
by United States Bureau of Education
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Topics: Bureau of Education, Government Publication, Education Statistics, Educational History, Elementary...
Historical Textbooks
by Scott, Fred Newton; Buck, Gertrude
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Topics: English, Grammar, Writing, Language
Reports of the Commissioner of Education
by United States Bureau of Education
texts
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Topics: Bureau of Education, Government Publication, Education Statistics, Educational History, Elementary...
Historical Textbooks
by Gray, William S.; Arbuthnot, May Hill
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Topic: Readers (Primary)--20th century
Historical Textbooks
by Elson, William H., Runkel, Lura E., Royster, James F.
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Topics: English, Language, Writing, Literature, Grammar
Bulletins
texts
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Topics: Females, Superintendents, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Education, Educational...
Reports of the Commissioner of Education
by United States Bureau of Education
texts
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Topics: Bureau of Education, Government Publication, Education Statistics, Educational History, Elementary...
Reports of the Commissioner of Education
by United States Bureau of Education
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Topics: John Eaton, Bureau of Education, Government Publication, Education Statistics, Educational History,...
Historical Textbooks
by Carroll, Franklin B.
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Topics: Universe, Air, Water, Matter, Energy, Power, Heat Energy, Sound, Light, Electricity, Magnetism,...
Historical Textbooks
by Wentworth, George; Smith, David Eugene; Brown, Joseph Clifton
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Topics: Math, Arithmetic, Fractions, Division, Quadratic Equations, Trigonometry, Geometry
Historical Textbooks
by Robinson, Helen M.; Monroe, Marion; Artley, A. Sterl
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Topics: Readers--1950- --Textbooks, Reading--Textbooks
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by Knox, Warren; Stone, George; Meister, Morris; Noble, Doris
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Topics: Plants, Animals, Water, Land, Science, Air, Sky, Spring, Food
Historical Textbooks
texts
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Topics: Science, Insects, Toads, Frogs, Earthworms, Weeds, Flowers, Trees, Birds, Bats, Rats, Mice, Rocks,...
Historical Textbooks
by Jeschke, Harry, Potter, Milton C., and Gillet, Harry
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Topics: Language, English, Grammar, Writing
School Life
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School Life
Topic: Physics
Bulletins
texts
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Topics: State Programs, Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Nursing Education, Statistical Surveys, Teacher...
Historical Textbooks
by Robinson, Helen M.; Monroe, Marion; Artley, A. Sterl
texts
eye 77
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Topics: Readers--Textbooks, Readers (Primary)--Textbooks
Historical Textbooks
by Hills, W.C.; Holbrook, R.T.
texts
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Topics: Reading, Language, Stories, French
Historical Textbooks
by Elson, William H.; Gray, William S.
texts
eye 76
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Topic: Readers--1870-1950--Textbooks
Reports of the Commissioner of Education
by United States Bureau of Education
texts
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Topics: Bureau of Education, Government Publication, Education Statistics, Educational History, Elementary...
Reports of the Commissioner of Education
by United States Bureau of Education
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Topics: Bureau of Education, Government Publication, Education Statistics, Educational History, Elementary...
Historical Textbooks
by Persing, Ellis C.; Peeples, Elizabeth K.
texts
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Topics: Science, Insects, Butterly, Trees, Birds, Gardenig, Flowers, Fruit, Dogs, Magnets, Electricity,...
Historical Textbooks
by Hosic, James Fleming, Hooper, Cyrus Lauron
texts
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Topics: English, Composition, Grammar, Sentences, Parts of Speech
Historical Textbooks
by Robinson, Helen M.; Monroe, Marion; Artley, A. Sterl
texts
eye 74
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Topics: Readers--Textbooks, Reading (Elementary)--Textbooks
Statistics of State School System
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74
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Statistics of State School System
Reports of the Commissioner of Education
by United States Bureau of Education
texts
eye 73
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Topics: Bureau of Education, Government Publication, Education Statistics, Educational History, Elementary...
Historical Textbooks
by Knox, Warren; Stone, George; Meister, Morris; Noble, Doris
texts
eye 73
favorite 1
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Topics: Food, Plants, Seeds, Earth, Water, Rocks Glaciers, Air, Heat, Fire, Electricity, Thermometer, Work,...
Topics: Physical Education, Administrative Organization, Extension Agents, Vocational Education,...
Historical Textbooks
by Elson, William H., Runkel, Lura E., Royster, James F.
texts
eye 72
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Topics: English, Language, Writing, Literature, Grammar
Historical Textbooks
by Robinson, Helen M.; Monroe, Marion; Artley, A. Sterl; Huck, Charlotte S.
texts
eye 71
favorite 4
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Topics: Readers--Textbooks, Language arts--Textbooks, Literature--Study and teaching--Textbooks, Readers...
Education Directory
texts
eye 71
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Topics: Higher Education, Directory
Bulletins
texts
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Topics: School Districts, Urban Schools, Statistical Surveys, Public Schools, Colleges, Universities,...
Historical Textbooks
by Jeschke, Harry Jewett
texts
eye 70
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Topics: Language, English, Grammar, Writing
Education Directory
texts
eye 68
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Topics: Higher Education, Directory
Historical Textbooks
by Wentworth, George; Smith, David Eugene; Brown, Joseph Clifton
texts
eye 68
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Topics: Math, Arithmetic, Trade, Transportation, Industry, Building, Banking, Corporation, Farming,...
Historical Textbooks
by Gray, William S.; Arbuthnot, May Hill
texts
eye 67
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Topic: Readers (Elementary)--Textbooks
Historical Textbooks
by Elson, William H, Keck, Christine M., Burris Mary H.
texts
eye 67
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Topics: Reading, English, Language, Literature